Natural disasters, such
as flooding and drought, are very unevenly distributed in China. This
figure gives the percentages of cultivated land affected by flooding
and drought in 2001. At least during this year, flooding (orange bars)
affected much smaller areas of cultivated land than drought (red
bars). In 2001, cultivated areas in Jilin, Shanxi, and Hubei were most
seriously hit by drought. Please note that the extent of flooding and
drought can vary greatly between years.